$8.33 / min
(Hourly rate $500)
• Inside Retail, Top 50 People in Ecommerce 2015, 2016 • Non- Executive Director, NORA (National Online Retailers Association) • Telstra Business Women's Award Winner, 2010 + 2014 I’m Founder & CEO of Adore Beauty, Australia’s leading online shopping destination for skincare, haircare and makeup. In 1999, with just $12,000 and two little known cosmetic companies on board, I started Adore Beauty from a garage in Melbourne at the age of 21. Since then it has grown to 160+ brands, 12,000+ products, and $25m+ in annual revenue. In 2015 I sold a 25% share of my business to Woolworths, then bought it back in 2017. With over 17 years experience in beauty e-commerce, I can provide advice about online retailing, supplier/partner/investor negotiations, people management, stock management, digital marketing, financial management and scaling. 100% of my call fee from Top Expert will be donated to Oxfam's Women's Empowerment projects. I'm mostly available for calls on Fridays.
$33.33 / min
(Hourly rate $2,000)
Dear fellow Entrepreneurs, ••• I offer a "No Questions Asked" money back guarantee service. Read more. ••• I have been running my own companies since 1996. My brother, sister and brother-in-law joined me in 1998. Although ownership is mostly family-owned we run the company like any corporation and have a stellar executive who hold key posts in the business. The leadership of the family, management and responsibilities ultimately rest with me but it is most definitely a collaborative approach that is extremely effective and successful. Booktopia was started on 4th February 2004 (the same day as Facebook - we didn't know that until we celebrated our 10th birthday together). It began as a side project with a budget of $10 per day while my family and I were doing internet marketing. It took 3 days to sell the first book. One book was the total sales for the day. By the end of the first year we were doing $100K per month. Before starting Booktopia in 2004 we owned a recruitment agency, a chat software business, and an internet marketing consultancy. I started my career as a computer programmer and then a computer salesman. Today, Booktopia employs 150 people and sells one item every 7.8 seconds. We ship 18,000 books per day or around 4 million books per year. We operate from a 13,000 sqm Headquarters and Distribution Centre in Homebush, Sydney stocking 130,000 titles across 700,000 units that are ready-to-ship. Revenues for 2017 are $100+ million up from $80m in 2016 and $50m in 2015. We have had no external investment. All of our success has been organic growth. We simply sold more books and used that money to hire more people, write more software, invest in automation, move to bigger premises and hold more stock. It would have to be one of the biggest bootstrapped online store success stories in Australia as many of our peers have received significant funding to grow. Booktopia has won many business awards including the Telstra Business Awards for NSW Medium Sized Businesses in 2014, Book Retailer of the Year in 2016 and 2017, Power Retail's Top 100 websites, Deloitte's Technology Fast 50, the Top 20 for Smart Company's list of top Australian online retailers and ranked in the BRW Fast 100 companies for the 7 years, the only to ever accomplish this feat. My strengths are in sales, marketing, running family companies, bootstrapped businesses, creating value in a business, product logistics and distribution, as well as e-commerce, leadership, and business management. Personal Guarantee: It is true, I can access decades of business experience and that will most likely be helpful when we talk, but more importantly when I meet people I have access to an unending fountain of ideas and within a few minutes can come up with strategies, concepts, or initiatives that will focus, motivate and inspire you. Therefore I have every confidence that you (and as many members of your team) and I, can have a super brainstorming session and the time we spend together will be extremely profitable. To give you a sense of comfort around the investment you will make with me I can offer a "No Questions Asked" money back guarantee on my service. Remember... be prepared to write everything down and preferably record our session so you can review it later! Looking forward to hearing what you are about to accomplish. All the best, Tony
$5.00 / min
(Hourly rate $300)
I can help you with • Website and Mobile Site Reviews • Advice around technology selections and system implementations • User Experience • Advice on building killer tech and product teams • Managing growth in your business • Pricing strategies • eCommerce Business Strategies • Distribution Centre design and automation • Review of Existing System Implementation At Booktopia, as CTO I design and lead the technology and product teams that design and build all internal systems and integrate with external systems. As Deputy CEO I oversee all Strategy in the business and work with the COO to oversee all operations from Customer Service through to the Distribution Centre. I formulate Booktopia's vision and strategy across all areas of the business and sit on Booktopia's Board. In my time at Booktopia I have personally built Booktopia's website and designed and developed our custom built Warehouse Management System which integrates into our fully automated Distribution Centre. I have also specified, designed and managed the implementation of our custom built Customer, Order and Content Management System. I also lead the design and implementation of the Booktopia mobile site which won the 2016 ORIA award for best Mobile Commerce Site. I was recently a finalist for the Online Retail Industry Recognition Award, named as one of Inside Retail’s Top 50 People in E-Commerce for 2016 and in was finalist for the BRW’s Best Rising Star Award. I am also an advisor to a number of tech and online companies and am a Non-Executive Director for Car Next Door.
$16.67 / min
(Hourly rate $1,000)
I was a corporate lawyer at Freehills before starting our first ‘real’ business with my co-founder, Jeremy, back in 2004 (back when we were only 24). Since then, we’ve created Australia’s largest bootstrapped e-commerce business, the Lux Group. We have more than 350 team members around the world, turnover more than $300 million annually and have just been named No.1 on the Financial Review's Fast Starters list. We’ve been profitable virtually since founding and are very focused on delivering value to clients, customers, team members and shareholders. We’ve grown from a tiny room in St.Kilda to offices in four continents and built what we think is Australia’s best eCommerce team, from the ground up without raising any external funding. We recently completed Australia's biggest e-commerce deal with The Catch Group, with the Lux Group now including Luxury Escapes (Australia’s favourite travel website with a net promoter score of 73), Scoopon Travel, and BonVoyage. We’re passionate about the customer experience and building truly great teams. In addition to Lux Group, I’m an investor and the non-executive Chairman of Bluethumb.com.au, Australia’s largest and fastest growing art marketplace, and have been a non-executive director of the Myeloma Foundation since 2009. I co-founded MyTable.com.au which later became part of Menulog, and was a shareholder in Menulog when it was sold to JustEat in 2015 for $855 million. Awards: AFR #1 Fast Starters 2017; BRW #1 Fastest Growing Company in 2013; Men’s Style Man of Influence 2014; CEO Magazine Young CEO of the Year in 2015; Deloitte Leadership Award Winner, Australia in 2015.
• Winner, Telstra Business Women's NSW Entrepreneur Award, 2016 • Winner ORIAS (Online Retail Industry Awards) – best online marketing, 2016 • Finalist, 2016 Telstra Business Awards I’m the CEO and owner of Nourished Life, an online store that sources and sells sustainable, eco-friendly, and natural personal care, beauty & lifestyle products. I started Nourished Life four years ago with only $100 and no investment. In our first year we turned over $400,000 and this year we are on track for reaching $20 million in revenue. I’m passionate about providing women with toxin-free beauty and eco-friendly products and have advisory positions with several industry bodies including the Global GreenTag National Advisory Committee. As the CEO and 100% owner of Nourished Life, I can provide advice about how to start, run and grow an e-commerce business.
Hardtofind was born out of the belief that customers want products that are more thoughtful, special and personal and that, through technology, we could connect thousands of small creative businesses with customers around the world. Hardtofind is now one of Australia’s leading, award-winning curated marketplaces. We employ 26 people, with offices in Sydney and Manila. We’ve bootstrapped our growth to this point and have no outside investment. We’re passionate about supporting small creative businesses and providing them with a platform that allows them – and their products – to reach a far bigger audience than they otherwise might on their own. Hardtofind connects more than 2,500 independent designers and artisans from around the world with a rapidly growing customer base eager for a genuinely different shopping experience. I have close to 10 years’ experience in building a successful, sustainable, profitable e-commerce business from the ground up. I’ll be straightforward and open with my advice and I won’t waste your time if I don't think I can help you. I can offer advice on: • Business strategy • Digital marketing • Branding • Outsourcing • Product development as a non-tech founder • Entrepreneurship • Co-founding – pros and cons • Shareholder agreements • Bootstrapping • Building a powerhouse team • Managing cash flow • Planning and forecasting • Setting up an advisory board • AI
Winner of the Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year 2016 and Founder of Kester Black - Australia's fastest growing ethical beauty brand. Our products are the first in the world to obtain a vast suite of accreditations such as Choose Cruelty Free, International Cruelty Free, Vegan Society, Australian Made and B Corporation. We believe that through creative and ethical business, everyone can experience beautiful, quality cosmetic and skincare products, without adverse environmental or social effects. As founder, CEO and Creative Director, over the past 5 years I've: - Adapted products to meet Halal certifications - Grown revenue by 600%, with no outside investment - Secured over 400 stockists worldwide, including Myer, David Jones Eastland, SABA, Gorman, and Anthropologie - Secured six international distributors - Fostered amazing collaborative partnerships, including Pantone, SABA, Toni Maticevski, Audi, Original & Mineral, mud ceramics, Trophy Wife Nail Art, Bellabox, and Beauty EDU.
I am the CEO of Flora & Fauna, Australia's largest vegan beauty and lifestyle store. We are a Finalist in the Telstra Business Awards 2018 and won Best Online Retailer at the Gala Awards. I also won Business Person of the Year. We have also been shortlisted as Responsible Retailer of the Year 2017 at the World Retail Awards. I have worked in retail for 20+ years in operations, consulting and private equity. I have sat on boards in the UK including Whittards of Chelsea and Storevision. I have worked in the UK, Europe, Japan and Australia. In Australia I have worked at Coles, Apparel Group and Masters, part of Woolworths at GM level managing IT and Multichannel.
I'm an entrepreneur, cheerleader of New Retail, and a top 50 online retail expert with over thirty five years’ experience in retail, technology and entrepreneurship. I'm also a registered psychologist with a keen interest in consumer psychology. I'm highly regarded as the ‘pioneer of online retail in Australia’, having co-founded DealsDirect.com.au in 2004, which grew to become the single largest online retailer in Australia. After the business was sold to private equity, I went on to establish NORA, a leading not-for-profit retail association. As the founder and Executive Director of NORA, I'm passionate about uplifting the spirits of retailers nationwide and try to provide a more holistic and optimistic approach to retail in Australia. All fees from our session will go to NORA.
Passionate about helping individuals and businesses affect change through simplification, innovation and strategy. As Group Digital Manager for the Super Retail Group brands including Supercheap Auto, Rebel, BCF, Ray's Outdoors and Amart Sports, Nathan focuses on leading the digital and omnichannel strategy across all brands through customer solutions, scalable technology, e-Commerce optimization and multichannel integration. Nathan is currently involved in leading digital transformation across the Group which includes strategic, operational and cultural change. Nathan has experience as a client, agency and supplier across digital and traditional media. Recent projects of note include digital and omnichannel transformation, web and eCommerce re-platforming, implementation of "buy now, pay later" solutions, online fulfillment strategy and establishment of design thinking, prototyping and UX capabilties.
I have worked in a number of retail businesses (some small and some bigger) across Australia, UK, US and Europe, running e-commerce, marketing and digital teams. Each has had very different challenges and opportunities: how to grow traffic, how to make sure we get a return shop, how to improve what the customer thinks or feels when they shop with us. More often than not, this comes down to the catch all of customer experience. My expertise is in helping to join the dots between all the different marketing, digital and promotional activity and create a coherent plan and approach for customer experience, then making sure we have a way to measure it and learn from it. I'm practical and down to earth and I really enjoy learning about different businesses and helping where I can.
I am passionate about creating and growing digital businesses. Today, along with my 2 co-founders I run Costumes.com.au and ReadyToShip.com.au. I am currently a Non-Executive Director of the National Online Retailers Association (NORA) and also advisor to a number of businesses, including Retail Global, and Chunky Media I authored of the Australian version of 'Making Money on eBay for Dummies'. In 2015 and 2016 I was included in "Inside Retail's Top 50 People in e-Commerce" and in 2016 awarded the individual Excellence Award at the RetailGlobal Internet Conference.